Jan 25, 2022

How Much Do New Windows Cost?

One of the most asked questions about home window replacement is what the cost will be.  It’s important to know that there are several factors that influence the price of new house windows.  Here’s what you need to know.


The most common window replacement materials within the marketplace are wood, aluminum, vinyl, and fiberglass.  Out of the four, aluminum windows tend to be the cheapest.  However, they do come with some significant drawbacks.  Aluminum windows are prone to condensation, have poor insulation, and often decrease a home’s value.  When interviewing potential window contractors, ask which material they recommend for your house windows and why.

fiberglass Marvin Infinity Picture Windows


Most window manufacturers offer a variety of features to allow homeowners to customize the appearance of their windows.  These can include privacy glass, grilles, and built-in window blinds.  While these features can positively impact curb appeal and energy efficiency, they can also increase the price tag of the windows.

Richfield Infinity From Marvin bay window


While two windows can look very similar, their quality can vary greatly.  Simply picking a manufacturer that’s a household name does not guarantee that your new windows are reliable.  That’s because many window manufacturers offer a few different lines of windows at varying price points.  Beware of builder grade windows.  Most of the time, these windows merely meet and do not exceed the building code.  They often come with basic warranties and their lifespan is much shorter than those of higher-end lines.

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The style of the window also impacts the price of the window.  That’s because each style has different hardware that factors into the cost.  Single hung windows only open vertically from the bottom.  They tend to be one of the most cost-effective options because of how basic they are.  Geometric windows, egress, and garden windows are more complex to manufacture and install, raising their cost.

casement and geometric SeasonGuard windows

Installation Technique:

The way in which a contractor installs your window also impacts its price.  Insert window replacement uses the preexisting window frame and swaps out the sash, hardware, and covers.  This approach is cheaper than full frame window replacement.  With full frame window replacement, the entire window is replaced.  This allows a window contractor the ability to inspect the window’s rough opening for air or water infiltration and increase the amount of insulation surrounding the window.  This creates a more energy efficient window and long-lasting installation. 

Investing in high-quality windows can yield substantial long-term savings while enhancing your home’s appeal. Contact Lindus Construction to receive a tailored estimate and embark on the journey of transforming your home with top-tier windows that deliver both value and comfort.

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Our Home Window Replacement Reviews:

"Everything was done in a very satisfactory manner."

Lowell G.
Lake Elmo, MN
July 5, 2023

"We hired Lindus to replace block windows at ground level. The workers were meticulous in doing the job right.  Very professionally done. We were very impressed with the customer service."

Elise B.
Prescott, WI
June 24, 2023

"It was great. Lindus does quality work and completed the work on time.  Lindus is a very reputable company and we were very pleased with the results."

Eric I.
Cumberland, WI
June 20, 2023

"Professional and courteous installment."

Daniel B.
Fridley, MN
March 20, 2023

"We live in an old house with old windows, including a large round window on the second floor that was leaking. We searched for 18 months for a company that would replace the round window and had no luck. The response was always that replacing it would be too hard and that they wouldn’t be able to guarantee the work. We were so relieved and happy to finally find Lindus. They replaced the round window and three other problem windows, including an old egress window.  We will definitely use Lindus Construction again for our old house needs."

Sharon L.
Minneapolis, MN
March 20, 2023

"Every Lindus employee we encountered throughout this project was easy to work with: responsive, friendly, professional and skilled.  We also liked working with Jake and Jim on their installation of the windows. Total pros and really nice guys!  We are very pleased with our new roof and windows.  We will definitely use your services in the future and confidently refer you to others.  Thanks so much!"

Kris & Stephanie S.
Shorewood, MN
March 18, 2023
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